Right around the time the curtain was dropping on the opening night of Broadway’s new “South Park”-inspired musical, “The Book of Mormon,” I was in Salt Lake City, Utah, having dinner with two top-level elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, plus a few...
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Tag: Point Of View
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December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Kudos to Darcy Vebber for her evocative account of childhood Christmases in the Arizona desert and her spiritual journey to Judaism as an adult ("A Midnight Clear," Dec. 23), particularly fitting this year, when Christmas Day and the first night of Chanukah happen to...
December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm
As Rabbi Harold Schulweis wrote ("Interfaith Dialogue Can Bring Change," Nov. 25), interfaith dialogue is indispensable for countering mainline Christian divest-from-Israel campaigns. But dialogue alone simply has not and cannot turn the tide, much as we wish it...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
It is not only American Jewry but younger Israelis, particularly, who are not aware of the sacrifice many North Americans made for Israel ("The Americans Who Fought for Israel," Nov. 18). Sabras take the state for granted; it was in existence when they were born.
November 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Tookie: Live or Die?
I was really quite shocked at the noose on the cover to illustrate the articles on the [scheduled] execution of Stanley Tookie Williams ("Should Tookie Die," Nov. 11). Pairing lynching imagery with a discussion about the controversial impending death of a black...
November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Larry Greenfield's article pointing out the reasons why Tookie Williams should die defeats itself by way of his last paragraph ("Should Tookie Die?" Nov. 11). In it, he writes that if Williams is allowed to live, the tears of his victims' loved ones will not dry,...
October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Mark Pelavin of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is exactly right in worrying that "the stepped-up faith-based push is an effort to push an ideological agenda, not disaster recovery" ("Faith-Based Hurricane Relief," Oct. 7).
If it were only about giving...
July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm
We always look forward to reading The Journal every weekend and find it mostly informative and worthwhile reading.
The June 24 issue was an exception. I was appalled at the choice of your cover story, "The Evil Stepmother Dies," both the cover illustration and the story....
June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm
One of the Best
I want to congratulate Danielle [Magady's] family for finding an educator who really knows his business ("One of the Girls," June 3).
Rabbi Shlomo Goldberg has hit the nail on the head when he says he is "less concerned with how much they [his students] know than...
May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Seder Behind Bars
This is in response to the article by David Finnigan ("Holiday of Freedom Spent Behind Bars," April 29).
We were two of the volunteers that were at the seder, for the second year in a row, that Rabbi Yossi Carron held for the Jewish inmates at Men's Central Jail....
March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Burden of Truth
I hate to rain on Deborah Lipstadt's Parade ("History on Trial," Feb. 25), but I feel, as an academic, I must make two points.
First, while it may be that, as Lipstadt charged, David Irving distorted historical evidence and was "carrying out Hitler's legacy," it...
March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
As members of The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance Super Sunday Committee, we were disappointed to find almost no mention in your articles of the Valley's participation in last month's Super Sunday. ("Super Sunday Calls Raise $4.6 million," Feb. 18).
For months, our...
February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
As a teacher at Shalhevet, I was disturbed and saddened by Julie Gruenbaum Fax's article on Shalhevet in the previous issue of The Jewish Journal. I found the piece to be untruthful in much that it did say and unbalanced in terms of what it left out. Ms. Fax...
January 20, 2005 | 7:00 pm
I graduated YULA Girls School in 1999, and I can personally attest to the truth of the account set forth in Julie Gruenbaum Fax's article ("Girls School Debuts New Campus," Nov. 26) that was so categorically denied by the Torah studies faculty.
First, none of my...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm
How sad! Fearing that the MTV generation of Jews might not support Jewish causes, The Federation introduced a group of 14 young Jewish girls and boys to the fundamental Jewish concepts of tikkun olam and tzedakah ("Charities Seek Ties to MTV Generation," Dec. 24)....
December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm
With trepidation, I logged on to the Yad Vashem victims database ("Becoming a Nephew," Nov. 26) and typed in my grandparents' names.
In my heart, I knew that their names and the names of my aunts and first cousins would be there. However, when my family name and...
November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm
For and Against
What kinda mishegoss is that – "in place of the Torah Portion ("Behold, You Are Fair," Nov. 19)? Who died and left you guys in charge of God's work?
I realize that you're the editor of this here newspaper, and I realize that machers like Ed Feinstein, 'scuse me –...
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The opinion piece by Sandy Frank on same-sex marriage raises some interesting questions. Frank claims that heterosexual marriage is important because it is prevalent in every society, ancient or modern ("Same-Sex Marriage Poses Key Questions," July 9). That...
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